He explained the three bhAvanAs of the brahman.
- viSayA bhAvanA
- vyaktasams’rayA bhAvanA
- guNAtigA brAhmI bhAvanA
The learned must hold/think (bhAvayEt), any one of these bhAvanAs (and practice it).
Ok! So abhyAsa time.
What I think now, is that we are made of the manifest stuff which includes matter (stuff) and energy (activity). (Read posts on Time for longer discussions). Matter and Energy are interconvertible – they are two forms of the same thing. I call these the vyakta purusha or kSara.
There is more to us than matter-energy. That is our unmanifest Atman, the Purusha , which is beyond sense and cannot be detected by them. It is not the matter-energy universe. But It pervades it and stands beyond it. That is the brahman.
That is the tat of tat tvam asi and the aham of aham brahmA asmi.
That is the advaita brahman and Atman. That is what I am.
My ahamkAra or doership is based on my mind and body. My mamakArA (my -ness) is also based on my mind and body.
ahankAra and mamakAra are symptoms of body-mind identification. They give rise to rAga-dvESa!
Identification with the ayakta (undifferentiated) Purusha - gives a great, indescribable joy and freedom. ahankAra and mamakAra bring us down from that bliss! Service to family, society and country are often based on ahankAra and mamakAra caused by body-mind identification.
The service minded have a lower degree of ahankAra and mamakAra caused by body-mind identification, than do self-serving/selfish people (svArthaparAs).
But paramArtha requires even greater detachment.
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